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Common Swift

Apus apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Черный стриж | Қара сұрқарлығаш

Kostanai oblast, Amangeldy region, Urpek village
© Albert Salemgareyev


General colour darker than pekinensis, forehead is same colour as back or somewhat lighter; the light spot on throat is dirty-white and less than pekinensis.


Breeds in northern part of Kazakhstan, in south to lower reaches of Emba river, Aral Sea, Balkhash lake, Zaysan lake and eastern part of Dzhungarskiy Alatau. On migration occurs in south from said range and also in mountains of Western Altai and in upper reaches of Bukhtarma river.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Apus apus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Apus apus pekinensis
(Swinhoe, 1870)
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